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March 25, 2015
Introduced by Reps. Limehouse, Sottile, Kirby, Spires, Kennedy, Gilliard, Mack and Whipper
S. Printed 3/25/15--H.
Read the first time March 5, 2015.
TO AMEND SECTION 50-5-1705, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CATCH LIMITS FOR CERTAIN SPECIES OF FISH, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL TO TAKE OR POSSESS A TIGER SHARK (GALEOCERDO CUVIER) AND TO PROVIDE THAT A TIGER SHARK THAT IS CAUGHT MUST BE RELEASED.
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 50-5-1705 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 211 of 2014, is further amended by adding the following appropriately lettered subsection:
"( ) It is unlawful to take or possess a tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier). Any tiger shark that is caught must be released immediately and must remain completely in the water at all times while being released. A person who is in the water for a lawful purpose may take all reasonable measures to defend themselves if attacked by a tiger shark."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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